It is with great sadness that the family of Carl Wendall Mercer, age 93, announces his passing which occurred on Monday, March 19, 2018 at his home in Norton, NB. Born in Sussex, NB on May 14, 1924, he was the son of the late Joseph and Maude (Mitchell) Mercer.
Dad loved the outdoors, trees, flowers, gardening and most music, especially the old country artists. He spent hours restoring old violins and loved the different sounds that came from each of them. When he wasnt playing, singing or restoring he had his head under the hood of a car or truck. He could fix most anything he set his mind to.He loved company and discussed his visitors with joy. His nieces and nephews all held a special place in his heart. He could make you laugh without even trying and always had a smile for everyone.
More than anything he loved our Mom and was devastated when she died. Thanks to Christine, Amber and Sharon he bounced back and really enjoyed his last year with us.
Carl is survived by his loving daughters: Bonnie Mercer of Poodiac, NB, and Carmen Whittier of Poodiac, NB; grandchildren: Shonna Maddocks, Archlyn Maddocks, Corey Marraty, Christie Whittier, David Whittier, and Lee Whittier; great grandchildren: Nicole Banks, Jena Hoss, Matthew Hoss, Amanda Marraty, Ashley Marraty, Aidan Stewart and Jenna Stewart; great great grandchildren: Nathan, Hunter and Lily; sister Barbara Buchanan of Petitcodiac, NB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Carl was predeceased by his loving wife, Margaret Mercer in 2015; daughter: Carlene Wendy Mercer; sisters: Della Mercer and Ruby Atherton; and brothers: Hazen, Ken, Joe, Eldon and John Mercer.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (506-839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB, where visitation will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 3 to 5PM and 6 to 8PM. The funeral service and legion tribute will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00AM from Sherwood’s Funeral Chapel. A private family interment will take place at Riverbank Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in memory of Carl may be made to the Southfield United Church or to the memorial of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through SherwoodsFuneralHome.com